Bombing not the answer (Rosa Steppanova and James Mackenzie)
Today MPs will be voting whether or not to escalate the war in Iraq.
Bombing in Iraq will do nothing but cause more death and suffering, and add to the already growing tragedy of refugees in the Mediterranean and in Calais.
This is what the UK government should be addressing, both as a nation state and a member state of the EU, not going to war again.
If you are opposed to the deployment of British war planes for bombing in Iraq (and quite possibly Syria too) please lobby your MP via: http://www.stopwar.org.uk/
For a good analysis of why we should not go to war, please read this piece by Simon Jenkins in yesterday’s Guardian newspaper: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/25/britain-new-iraq-war-doomed-token-gesture